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Monday August 31,1981This date in baseball
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Games on 1981-08-31

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Seattle Mariners4Baltimore Orioles3BoxLarry AndersenSammy Stewart(none)
California Angels1Boston Red Sox4BoxDennis EckersleyDave Frost(none)
Detroit Tigers3Chicago White Sox1BoxMilt WilcoxRoss Baumgarten(none)
Oakland Athletics5Cleveland Indians3BoxRick LangfordBert BlylevenTom Underwood
Milwaukee Brewers5Kansas City Royals1BoxMike CaldwellDennis LeonardRollie Fingers
New York Yankees7Minnesota Twins0BoxDave RighettiAlbert Williams(none)
Toronto Blue Jays3Texas Rangers0BoxDave StiebFergie Jenkins(none)
Philadelphia Phillies11Atlanta Braves8BoxDick RuthvenGaylord PerryRon Reed
Montreal Expos8Cincinnati Reds9BoxDoug BairBill Lee(none)
New York Mets1Houston Astros6BoxDon SuttonPat Zachry(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates5Los Angeles Dodgers4BoxOdell JonesDave StewartDon Robinson
Chicago Cubs1San Diego Padres4BoxSteve MuraKen Kravec(none)

Standings as of 1981-08-31

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125New York Yankees774532.584--3042465820-1925-13W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Gene MichaelYankee Stadium I301416.467
236Baltimore Orioles744232.5681.5307301619-1923-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Hank PetersMemorial Stadium311714.548
468Milwaukee Brewers784434.5641.53473173024-1820-16W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonCounty Stadium311813.581
359Detroit Tigers784434.5641.52992861318-1726-17W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium311615.516
5813Boston Red Sox764135.5393.53593441523-2018-15W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Haywood SullivanFenway Park321814.563
61017Cleveland Indians723636.5006.5293295-220-1516-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil SeghiCleveland Stadium311615.516
71426Toronto Blue Jays772552.32520.0247359-11214-2211-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickExhibition Stadium291217.414
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Oakland Athletics794732.595--3402806018-1729-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum301713.567
247Texas Rangers744232.5682.53312765518-1924-13L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Eddie RobinsonArlington Stadium311516.484
3710Chicago White Sox734132.5623.03332775622-2019-12L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Comiskey Park331320.394
4915California Angels794039.5067.03643263820-1820-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buzzie BavasiAnaheim Stadium311120.355
51120Kansas City Royals713041.42313.0264304-4021-229-19L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BurkeRoyals Stadium322012.625
61222Seattle Mariners792950.36718.0317400-8314-2015-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan O'BrienThe Kingdome301515.500
71325Minnesota Twins792752.34220.0252346-9411-2515-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Billy GardnerCalvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium301416.467
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122St. Louis Cardinals694227.609--3202675317-1225-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Whitey HerzogBusch Stadium II331716.515
2411Montreal Expos744133.5543.53132734014-2327-10L2T S R Log Off Def SP D John McHaleOlympic Stadium341915.559
3512Philadelphia Phillies754134.5474.0325327-215-2226-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Paul OwensVeterans Stadium321814.563
4919Pittsburgh Pirates713338.46510.0286287-117-1815-21W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hardy PetersonThree Rivers Stadium311318.419
51021New York Mets732845.38416.0243316-7313-2415-21L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank CashenShea Stadium301317.433
61123Chicago Cubs752748.36018.0255345-904-2422-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob KennedyWrigley Field281117.393
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1981 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Los Angeles Dodgers784830.615--3402469425-1623-14L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Al CampanisDodger Stadium321517.469
234Cincinnati Reds764531.5922.0327322521-1624-15W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick WagnerRiverfront Stadium322111.656
3614Houston Astros784137.5267.02792502920-2221-15W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Al RosenAstrodome322012.625
4716Atlanta Braves763838.5009.0298313-1522-1915-20L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn MullenAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium301218.400
5818San Francisco Giants793940.4949.53052891621-2418-16W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Frank RobinsonTom HallerCandlestick Park321715.531
61224San Diego Padres782850.35920.0273329-5614-2814-22W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium321319.406

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Nino EspinosaP28.016Released by Phillies. 
Pepe FriasSS-2B33.048Released by Dodgers. 
Phil Garner2B-3B32.123Traded by Pirates to Astros for Kevin Houston, Randy Niemann and Johnny Ray. 
Johnny Ray2B24.183Traded by Astros with Kevin Houston and Randy Niemann to Pirates for Phil Garner.